I had a legacy character as my main but had to switch to Japanese server for a day.
Botanist: 16 (99 crow feathers = brutal I made it to 50 and the NA server came back up. Thanks ZAM for the quick notice.)
NA Server (Only played one month of legacy.)
Thaumaturge: 23 (started there and 0 leveled up to 15 of the Thaumaturge Guild Story)
Gladiator: 14 (Made it to the level 15 gladiator quest and through the level 15 story quest.)
I think I was a 13 miner and a 7 goldsmith when I started working on it again. It amazes me how far I got considering I played pretty hard for a month on version 1.0 and made better progress in 3 days than I did doing 30. I felt like having items in my backpack was a huge advantage, especially crafting shards. Not sure this is true, as no one ever asked for any, and I have a lot of shards left. But I was able to do a lot of crafting without having to go buy extra items. I just grinded it out. Feildcraft leve quests seemed ridiculous! I had made 4 brass rings, two high quality, and got to turn the same leve quest in multiple times for like 3k exp a pop. Plus a decent gil pay out.
Economy thoughts. I started with 8k and stayed even all the way up till about 30 minutes before I quit. At which point I started to gain a bit due to leve quests.
Teleporting is a negligible cost and one should never walk to save money. (This seems contradicted by others in other threads. I never hesitated to use teleport and found the 95 hit was supplanted by the time it saved me. I make more money being out in the field and I didn't die all that often.)
highly addictive gameplay.
The story cinematics are painfully slow. I can't click through them fast enough. Zero agency in the story; my character is along for the ride. I don't save people, people save me, and then they act like I saved them. Suspect this will change as I level up.
Will I play more?
i don't know. It depends if my friend buys it. On the Jp server we stuck together for the first 10 levels of archer, and then split off a bit. On the Na server we never ran into each other. She loved the hunting logs. I think that will be fun to quest together.
When I played 1.0 it was a ghost town. I saw no one. I was the lone person moving through Gridania. 1-15 and then I went to Limsa, another ghost town, even the npcs there seemed like ghosts. There were people in Ul-Dahl but it wasn't home. Then they patched stuff and when I came back all my gear was changed, all my spells were different, and now... now the desert is my home?
If/when I come back I will try and hook up with the legacy zam linkshell.
Edited, Aug 19th 2013 8:06pm by Squander